Monday, November 12, 2007

I have an acutely developed sense of irony, and you can too

I saw two things that struck me as funny yesterday, so I will share them today.

First, there was a story about an auction of foreclosed homes at a Boston convention center over the weekend. In addition to details of the usual smarmy auction stuff ("Hey, that guy is about to buy your home!" one auctioneer told a hesitant couple. "What's another $10,000?"), there was another great detail. Winning bidders were whisked into a separate room, where the mortgage lender Countrywide began working with them on home loans. I thought it was funny, since Countrywide's lending practices are blamed for many of the foreclosures that made the auction possible in the first place. I wonder if they doing anything different this time around.

Second, there was the matter of the new Jerry Seinfeld animated film about the secret lives of bees. Seinfeld does an HP ad where he touts the movie, as well as a new book his wife has written about tricking kids into eating healhty. "She's a genius," he says. Perhaps, but all the calories she saves young people are likely to be eaten up ten-fold, by Seinfeld and Bee Movie's partnership with McDonald's.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Alanis said...

Isn't it ironic...Dontcha think?

November 12, 2007  
Anonymous K-Don said...

WBUR newsroom is disappointed NB did not take the opportunity today to give us another image of "Sad Payton." 7-2 with the Jaguars nipping at their heels. Perhaps this could be the beginning of the greatest collapse in the history of sports?

November 12, 2007  
Blogger Sebastian Dangerfield said...

Hear, hear, k-don; hear, hear.

November 12, 2007  
Anonymous A-b!tchslap-Rod said...

"Greatest collapse"?!?

What about the NYY's defeat at the hands of the Red Sox in 2004?

Or the NYM this year?

Or the Notre Dame(!)

Or USC football programs?

Or, at the risk (and pleasure) of hitting "home", how about the Boston College football team?

I think being defending NFL champions and having lost two good contests is a little early to be calling it a collapse. They would have to go pretty far to catch up with some of the above programs.

Although I was surprised NB missed a good "Sad Payton" opportunity. Maybe he thought it would be piling on?!

November 13, 2007  

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